New York Regulations


The full list of regulations for the State's medical marijuana program can be found here.

Registration Card

All registered qualifying patients (or their designated caregivers) must notify the New York State Department of Health: 

  • Of changes in the patient’s name, address or contact information 
  • If the patient ceases to have the debilitating medical condition 
  • If the qualifying patient is deceased (the designated caregiver, if any, or a legal representative of the patient shall notify the Department) 
  • Of a change in the designated caregiver 
  • Of a change in the selected dispensary organization 
  • Of any adverse event that occurs as a result of taking a medical marijuana product 
  • If the registry identification card is lost, stolen or destroyed

Reckless Driving or Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis Is Illegal

It is illegal to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of marijuana. Under New York State law, any amount of marijuana in a driver’s blood while he was driving establishes that a driver is under the influence. Nothing in New York state law prevents the arrest or prosecution of a registered qualifying patient for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana.

Federal Laws on Cannabis

Cannabis remains a Controlled Substance under federal Law. Thus, its possession and use is currently illegal under federal Law.

Always seek the advice of your attorney before purchasing, possessing, or using cannabis and regarding the resulting risks and penalties that may be imposed by the federal government. The information and materials provided to you by PharmaCannis should not be used as a substitute for the information and knowledge that your attorney should provide to you.